On seeing that children fail every possible way followed by their parents to make them eat vegetables, researchers at the Cornell University in the US attempted a new approach, which could help children have vegetables without any push, a report has revealed recently.
Luckily, their effort did not fail; rather good news has been brought for parents, whose children show reluctance to veggies. The team says that the solution is simple, just change the name of a particular vegetable and call it with an attractive name.
The statement comes after a series of studies, the report says. A first study included some 147 students of ages 8 to 11 years, which led the team to know that change of names did not affect children’s food amount in their plates. But, consumption levels differed due to the same.
Since, carrots were eaten up to 66%, when these were labeled as 'X-ray vision carrots’ as compared to 32% when unnamed and 35% when called 'Food of the Day'.
Another study included broccoli replaced with 'Power Punch Broccoli', carrots with 'X-ray vision carrots’ and beans with "Silly Dilly Green Beans”. It was found that changed named increased sales in schools, while standard names declined the same.
“These results demonstrate that using attractive names for healthy foods increases kid's consumption”, said Professor Brian Wansink.
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